- Travel: “Safe. Sustainable. Step-by-Step.”
- Remember: “Pack In, Pack Out.”
- Always: “Do YOUR part in protecting our natural resources.”
Outdoor lovers seeking to Enjoy Olympic Peninsula know that there are MANY state, local, tribal, and federal agencies each managing parts of the Olympic Peninsula.
Each is – slowly – reopening as conditions permit.
The status of recreation on the Olympic National Forest, U.S. Forest Service:
“Starting Friday, May 22nd, Day Use and Trailheads on Olympic National Forest will be open to the public for use. There are a few exceptions such as Mt. Mueller Trailhead and Big Creek Trailhead. Big Creek Trailhead will open when the campground opens. At this time, we have no plans to open Mt. Mueller Trailhead.Nicole LaGioia, Recreation and Public Service Officer U.S. Forest Service
“Users should expect NO SERVICES…this means no restrooms, water, or garbage services will be available. Select locations may have restrooms this weekend depending on local circumstances and determined by Ranger and District Recreation Manager…however, you should not expect any services available. Remember: Pack In, Pack Out.
“U.S. Forest Service‘s Olympic National Forest Campgrounds will NOT be open this weekend. We will not be opening campgrounds until our counties move into Phase 2. At this time, none of our counties have reached Phase 2, so we will not be opening for this weekend. Even if a county is approved for Phase 2 by this weekend, we will not have campgrounds open for Memorial Day weekend.
“Select Campgrounds will be opening in early June and we hope to continue to move forward with additional campgrounds as PPE or other resources are secured.
“Dispersed camping is allowed on the Forest. Always do your part in helping protect our natural resources” – Nicole LaGioia, Recreation and Public Service Officer U.S. Forest Service